Max Gersh

Kudos to Katie

Kaite, my girlfriend of nearly two years, is a great photographer. This is nothing terribly new. I have been amazed with her images as a new photographer since the very beginning. She seemed to nail every exposure and have unique compositions. She took this great picture as part of an assignment for her photo 1 class. It was on one of the first rolls of film that ever passed through her camera. Well, she has impressed me again. I pressured […]

A day shooting

I went out on a photo adventure day today with my friend John Yeast. After a bit of cruising around St. Louis with the police scanner on and finding nothing, we headed north-east towards Alton, IL. Our plan once we got to Alton was to drive up the river road to Grafton. With the strong rain we had on Sunday, it seemed likely that Grafton would have some flooding. Once we figured out a back way in to Grafton due […]

St. Charles Marathon 2008

When you have a long day of shooting, you hope for good weather. The one thing you don’t want to hear is: “Windy with rain diminishing to a few showers late. High 73F. ENE winds shifting to NW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall may reach one inch. Locally heavier rainfall possible.” That’s what the weather channel has planned for tomorrow. The brief blurb says 80% chance of heavy rain/wind. This is of course hurricane/tropical storm […]

It’s called the First Amendment Mr. West

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” I thought it said something in there about the press. Apparently Mr. Kanye West and his cohorts haven’t read the Bill of Rights. Actually, they haven’t even started reading it! Mr. West decided to start […]

Throwback Series pt. 2

Yes. It is two in the morning. The perfect time to continue the throwback series!! The summer after I graduated high school, I took a trip with five other recent graduates, a former teacher and his wife. We debated on where we wanted to go but we decided on Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. We were there for two weeks. This was my first time out of the country. Here I was, 17 years old and ignorant to the world. I […]